Definition of Chiliast

1. Noun. A person who believes in the coming of the millennium (a time of great peace and prosperity).

Exact synonyms: Millenarian, Millenarist
Generic synonyms: Optimist
Derivative terms: Millenarism



Definition of Chiliast

1. n. One who believes in the second coming of Christ to reign on earth a thousand years; a millenarian.

Definition of Chiliast

1. Noun. One who believes that Jesus will reign over Earth for a thousand years. ¹

2. Noun. A millenarian. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chiliast

1. a supporter of chiliasm [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chiliast

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chiliad
chiliadal
chiliadic
chiliads
chiliagon
chiliagons
chiliahedron
chiliahedrons
chiliarch
chiliarchies
chiliarchs
chiliarchy
chiliasm
chiliasms
chiliast (current term)
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chiliaëdron
chiliburger
chiliburgers
chilidog
chilidogs
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chilihead
chiliheads
chilioi
chiliois
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Literary usage of Chiliast

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1. History of the Sacred Scriptures of the New Testament by Eduard Reuss (1884)
"... of the princes at the court of Constantino, belongs as a chiliast among the favorers of the Apocalypse. He nowhere mentions the Epistle to the Hebrews. ..."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1912)
"that Victorinus was a chiliast, and in the eleventh book of his ... The attempt has also been made to ascribe to Victorinus the Anonymi chiliast œ in ..."

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